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Posted: 8/28/2005 12:13:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:16:15 PM EDT
I'm sure my work (FD) would let me go down there to pull wire for 16 hour days...



Of course, this is the same FD that threatened writeups for any Firefighter who went to NY on 9/12... so I doubt we're gonna send anyone for search & rescue either.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:18:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
I'm sure my work (FD) would let me go down there to pull wire for 16 hour days...



Of course, this is the same FD that threatened writeups for any Firefighter who went to NY on 9/12... so I doubt we're gonna send anyone for search & rescue either.



Sounds like it is time to find another FD.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:22:21 PM EDT
After the last big quake in California some guys were making 3 grand a day resetting DirecTv dishes and other company's too.
I couldn't make it but it was like picking up gold on the street they said.
I talked to some of the guys who were getting a reduced rate of 68.00 per reset.
They were going up on one roof and resetting 10 dishes.
The dishes just got knocked out of alignment by a hair, just enough to make reception impossible.


Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:14:43 PM EDT
Like buzzards circling the carrion..........
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:15:35 PM EDT
Should go down with a small dump truck and a few chain saws.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:18:51 PM EDT
I will be there, on FEMA's dime.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:23:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:24:39 PM EDT
How do you hook up?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:34:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:34:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 1:36:16 PM EDT by fadedsun]
My roommate worked as a tree climber/clearer along with like 10 other guys, he made atleast 800$ a DAY on a bad day and sometimes 2k$ on a good day.


This was back in Pensacola during the Post-ivan period.

I remember him asking me to store 20K$ in 100s and 20s......in my safe. Gawwlee I was envious.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:40:24 PM EDT
If I was at my old job I would consider bring the work truck and some saws but I don't think my new employer would let me take 2 weeks off.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:12:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:13:35 PM EDT
The downside of everyone rushing to the scene is where will you sleep and where will you eat. It is an extra burden on response crews to have freelance helpers in the beginning. Extra mouths to feed, extra housing needed, extra medical care... There are over 13 million MREs en route and that is only expected to last 2 days.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:23:06 PM EDT
So, has anyone from ARFcom actually done something like this?

Michael
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:25:58 PM EDT
Hmmm, im going down to see a friend, labor day weekend in louisiana. And im guessing im gonna be right in the middle of the aftermath. I have a CDL B in MD, wonder if it can be used in That state. Im pretty sure it can, means i could help drive a dump truck or delivery truck with supplies.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:26:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mrstang01:
So, has anyone from ARFcom actually done something like this?

Michael



I have and will. I've been with FEMA for a year now.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:21:45 AM EDT
Who can hook me up with such work? I can leave for the area as early as today.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:18:13 AM EDT
I went to Andrew in the early 90's, massive devastation, with FEMA related activities.

I went again last year after IVAN and during Jeane for 2 weeks on the govt. to help FEMA with logistics of getting water, ice, MRE's and other stuff to the intended places.

They have already called for volunteers for this go around so I imagine I will head out next week at the latest if they accept me again. Even govt. overtime is good at 50 bucks an hour. I had over 100 hours of OT in two weeks...but I was pooped by the time I got home. Can't imagine living with the conditions longer than that.

I was at Ft. Walton Beach/Pensacola right after Ivan and then in Jacksonville right immediately after Jeanne.

Essayons
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:20:52 AM EDT
Any openings to go there and help shoot looters?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:37:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CbtEngr1:
I went to Andrew in the early 90's, massive devastation, with FEMA related activities.

I went again last year after IVAN and during Jeane for 2 weeks on the govt. to help FEMA with logistics of getting water, ice, MRE's and other stuff to the intended places.

They have already called for volunteers for this go around so I imagine I will head out next week at the latest if they accept me again. Even govt. overtime is good at 50 bucks an hour. I had over 100 hours of OT in two weeks...but I was pooped by the time I got home. Can't imagine living with the conditions longer than that.

I was at Ft. Walton Beach/Pensacola right after Ivan and then in Jacksonville right immediately after Jeanne.

Essayons



Thanks for the info. How do I get one of these jobs? Just show up?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:40:30 AM EDT
I'm considering this as well. I've been out of work for months, and have a pickup truck to boot.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:43:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Offspring:
I will be there, on FEMA's dime.



Me Also
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:45:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swatmedic:

Originally Posted By Offspring:
I will be there, on FEMA's dime.



Me Also



Drop me an IM guys. I am back here at HQ processing prints.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:48:28 AM EDT
<--ff/emt/ former powerlifter/pretty good shot. Wife won't let me go I tried.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:44:35 AM EDT
If we go as paid volunteers and get hurt, who picks up the medical bills? If I go I'll have to take a leave of absence which means paying for my own insurance (COBRA).
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:52:30 AM EDT
Where can I sign up? I work offshore, and as you guys know we took a pretty bad hit out there. Nobody can confirm when we'll be headed back to work. If any of you guys are putting a crew together, let me know. I'm a computer technician, with navy and civilian firefighting experience, basic first aid and several other useful things. (also a good shot...)
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:56:11 AM EDT
I may be going down there next week. My department (PD) is sending a few now and more later.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:16:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:19:11 AM EDT
Here's a bit of networking info that may be of benefit to some. This morning I emailed my Farmers Insurance agent, to find out about any temporary or contract positions with their company. I called a number he gave me, but was then redirected to the Farmers Disaster Center. They in turn suggested I call Wardlaw. Apparently, this is the number one source used by Farmers for finding temporary adjusters, etc.

I'm still interested in hearing of any other contact numbers or job leads that may appear, but thought I'd pass this along.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:02:17 PM EDT
Sorry, I should have said I am already a govt. employeed engineer.
Our agency gets calls from FEMA to help them with ER stuff, sometimes engineering, sometimes not. FEMA pays all the overtime reimbursing my particular agency for what I do and my salary (in excess of normal hours).


Essayons
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:08:14 PM EDT
i think my wife would kill me
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:11:07 PM EDT
Would they take undocumented workers?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:11:22 PM EDT
headed to Jackson, MS this weekend. friend needs help clearin a bunch of trees.

He says the pay is ridiculously good - like 'turn part of it down' good.


I was there last night (long story) and Jackson, MS seems to be the dividing line between 'no big deal - just a storm' and 'we're now a third-world country'.


Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:28:32 PM EDT
My brother is just outside NO and wants to volunteer. Does anyone have a number for FEMA where you can get in contact with someone to volunteer or just find some FEMA workers and volunteer in person?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:22:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:36:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:37:07 PM EDT
I see a lot of able bodied refugees coming out of the area. This will be a great place for them to find work.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:40:24 PM EDT
Our Search Dog Team is meeting with FEMA tonight. Looks like we'll get Gulfport, Biloxi, or New Orleans.

Will know more after the meeting, oh, and we're a volunteer Team so we will receive no pay.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:54:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mrstang01:
So, has anyone from ARFcom actually done something like this?

Michael





Ah yes! 1989 hurricane Hugo and the lovely Island of St. Croix.

We slept on lawn chairs in a ocean front condo without a roof or running water.
No electric, no windows, made it difficult to lock up your gear and tools.

When a grocery store finally re-opened we BBQ'ed our meals on charcoal
and drift wood.

Beer was $2 a can, Rum was $2.50 a bottle. I quickly acquired a taste for rum.

After about 6 weeks we had repaired the roof, restored electric via a generator,
and even had the pool cleaned up and open.

If I weren't 41 years old...I might consider doing that again!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 2:11:31 PM EDT
I have a tractor with a front end loader and a backhoe, but I want to be paid. Any work that anyone knows of down there and I can be there within 3 days and stay indefinately.

widmn@msn.com
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 2:14:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By avengeusa:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
headed to Jackson, MS this weekend. friend needs help clearin a bunch of trees.

He says the pay is ridiculously good - like 'turn part of it down' good.


I was there last night (long story) and Jackson, MS seems to be the dividing line between 'no big deal - just a storm' and 'we're now a third-world country'.





need help?





Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
post info on how to sign up somewhere



+1



I'm working on it.



For what it's worth, anyone with a strong back and a sharp chainsaw could make GOOD money by just showing up.


Head towards NO, and stop when you see damage.

I'm not ballsy enough to do that myself, so I'm on the phone lining up work.


I'll post my findings tomorrow.


Hopefully some of the gulf-states crew can help us help them here by pointing us towards needed work - whther for pay or for free, there's a lot that needs done.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 2:47:33 PM EDT
tag & bump.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:38:40 PM EDT
Tag.

I was thinking along these very same lines this morning. I may be totally free and clear within 14 days to head down there for as long as I want.

Hey arowneragain, any word on what things look like east of Jackson? (I lived in Meridian for 14 months). I'm in a motel and have limited TV access, most of the reports are all about New Orleans/Gulfport.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:18:51 PM EDT
I'm sure they need nurses down there. Who do I contact for an assignment?

- PM
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:25:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ProjectMayhem:
I'm sure they need nurses down there. Who do I contact for an assignment?

- PM


If I were you, I'd go dierctly to the FEMA website. I'm sure you won't have any problem getting some work. Sleep? Well, that's a whole different story!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:26:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By avengeusa:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
headed to Jackson, MS........



need help?



I'm working on it.




Tag. I just got laid off today so I am free. AR15.com tree clearing service.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:28:16 PM EDT
I'm planning on heading down mid november when the work in nj i am under contract for runs up. By mid november the insurance companies should have checks written so there will be lots of construction work.
I'm planning on working down their untill mid march.

Matt
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:33:25 PM EDT
Any contact info for this?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:48:57 PM EDT
I NEED the money. Haven't worked since January (besides small, odd jobs). I have a 4x4 truck that I can bring - a trailer too if needed. Haven't been driving the 4x4 much - too expensive. I have been wondering lately if there was a way to use my truck to make money - maybe this is the answer? I will look on the FEMA site. Any leads for contacts would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:50:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Any contact info for this?



+1

Contact info someone, please.
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